2022 Mercedes C300 First Drive Review: A Tossable Mini S-Class

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been around since 1993, or in layman terms, forever. It has always been a solid leg of the German mid-size sport sedan triumvirate, along with the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4. But Mercedes-Benz is usually a step ahead in tech and safety features, and this new C-Class is no exception. The 2022 C300 4MATIC follows the thread, with an extra helping of S-Class sauce to spruce it up. 

The trickle-down effect is one of the best parts of the automotive industry. The latest fifth-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class—known internally as the W206 generation—is an amalgamation of great features gleaned from previous great cars, all trickling down into one quite capable pool. It’s an all-new platform with technology and engineering borrowed from higher-spec models—and with a full exterior redesign and a multitude of technology upgrades—the new C is poised to be a qualified contender against its other German competitors. Based on a rear-wheel-drive platform, the new C boasts a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that helps improve gas mileage, along with providing an extra 20 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque at lower rpm for a short period. 

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